Research is a crucial component of education. And it’s one for which FIU students are garnering national attention.

Both graduate and undergraduate students immerse themselves at FIU labs or participate in faculty-led research. Likewise, faculty and staff actively mentor students and connect them with national opportunities that can hone their skills or provide key professional training and experiences.

The result? FIU students – many of whom come from first-generation families and minority households – are increasingly thriving as researchers and earning national recognition for their work. This year, 11 students, plus one alumna returning to FIU for her graduate studies, were awarded prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships or were selected as honorable mentions of the award. Including alumni scattered all around the country, 18 Panthers in total received the fellowship or an honorable mention.

“This is the highest number of awards over the last 10 years and a clear testament to the level of research training FIU students receive both in their grad and undergrad years from the FIU faculty,” says Alla Mirzoyan, director of training and fellowships at the University Graduate School

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